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Kilcoy

Kilcoy is an idyllic country town located along the D'Aguilar Highway, surrounded by a scenic landscape, of rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges with views over the northern reaches of Lake Somerset. Only an hour from Brisbane, Kilcoy's country charm, with enchanting shops, landscaped parks and friendly residents is the place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Looking to keep busy during your visit to Kilcoy? Visit one of three wineries, go boating or fishing at Lake Somerset, wander around Yowie Park or visit the environmental interpretive display at the Kilcoy Information Centre.

Kilcoy has a number of accommodation styles in the area ranging from free overnight caravanning spots, bush camping experiences, to hotels, motels, farm stays and lodges, so there are plenty of options to cater for any budget if you are looking to stay a while.

Kilcoy was accredited as an RV friendly town in 2014. Here you will find three designated caravan rest areas including the Kilcoy showgrounds, Anzac Park and Seib Street. The Kilcoy Showgrounds has powered sites and amenities for a small fee. The dump point is also located at the showgrounds. Situated alongside Kilcoy creek, Anzac park is free for 48 hours with amenities and is walking distance to Kilcoy's eateries and town centre. The Seib street rest area is available as a 20 hour stop over for self contained vehicles and is located adjacent to Yowie Park. When staying at the rest areas, please be respectful of the community and other travellers by minimising noise and cleaning up after yourself before you leave.

If you are visiting Kilcoy you can't miss the yowie. The yowie legend dates back generations, including early Aboriginal accounts. With the most famous yowie encounter occurring at Sandy Creek in 1979. Yowie Park pays homage to the yowie legend with a statue of this mythical creature. It's a great place to have your photo taken!

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Kilcoy, Somerset Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent.

Minerva Hills National Park

Springsure, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
A relatively small National Park near Springsure in Central Queensland, Minerva Hills is dominated by Mount Boorambool, rising 600 metres above sea level, and the larger cliff fringed Mount Zamia (560 metres), which offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Free Entry
The Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe. The wetlands include more than 1000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, salt marshes, melaleuca, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.

Tree Top Walkway

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
Free Entry
O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk allows you to walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees covered by vines whilst you explore the epiphytic orchids and ferns surrounded by the many birds and animals that inhabit the tree tops.

Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers.

Mount Beerwah

Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast Area
Mount Beerwah is the highest of the 10 volcanic plugs that make up the Glass House Mountains. It has two peaks, the taller of which is 556 metres high making it one of the most visually prominent mountains in south-east Queensland.

Gardners Falls

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
Leave your vehicle in the car park on the banks of the Obi Obi Creek and take a short, level walk downstream to Gardners Falls.  You’ll pass a number of shallow rock pools which are ideal for smaller children who just want to splash about.

Forest Den National Park

Longreach, Longreach Area
Free Entry
Mitchell grass plains and gidgee woodlands are protected in this remote park in the Torrens Creek catchment in central-western Queensland. Forest Den National Park's semi-permanent waterholes along Torrens and Paradise Creeks provide a refuge for travellers and wildlife alike.

Ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park

Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$15 - 25
Dive the Brisbane and experience this historical treasure and budding environmental wonder. The ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park is an artificial reef and dive site off the Sunshine Coast, and is set to become one of Australia's premier dive attractions.

Bladensburg National Park

Winton, Winton Area
Free Entry
Bladensburg National Park is a large park protecting Mitchell grass downs and channel country. It is home to a wonderful variety of wildlife, including tiny mammals called dunnarts. Flat-topped mesas and sandstone ranges form a pleasing backdrop to the park's grassland plains and river flats.
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